After the popular tours of Russian and British influences in Vienna, we turn from east and west to our Southern neighbour, Italy, and explore the complex cultural dialogue between Vienna and Italy.
When we tell people about our concept of a tour of Italian Vienna, they all say, ‚Why has nobody done this before? It is such an interesting idea.‘
Vienna is a Roman creation, and that exchange of ideas continues to this day, with architecture, ice cream, fashion, some language, SüdTirol, and plenty of migrants in both directions. From opera and classical music to literature and restaurants, how can we tell that the Italians have been in our city? And what is the relationship between the Viennese and their Italian migrants?
How are the politics of the two countries playing with each other?
Our lively spring tour will be led by urbanist and passionate cyclist Francesco Remonato, originally from the Veneto region, and Eugene Quinn. We are not scared to talk about cliches, religion, Salvini.. or bad coffee in Vienna.
Cost: €10 per person
Date: Sat. 30th May 2020 (CANCELLED FROM 4 APRIL, FOR CORONA)
Time: 4 pm
Duration: 2.5 hours
Meeting point: Minoritenkirche, Minoritenplatz (1010), U3 Herrengasse or 1, 71, D Burgtheater